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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillance data Nov. 29

The U.S. National Security Agency will lose access to the bulk telephone records data it has collected at the end of November, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said.

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What we can learn from JPMorgan’s insider breaches

Another former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) employee was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing customer data and trying to sell it. Similar incidents have occurred multiple times at JPMC over the past few years. Upon...

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Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been pushing out Windows 10 patches almost daily as it preps for this week's launch of the new operating system.

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Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said. The vulnerabilities affect devices running Android versions 2.2 and higher.

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Valve patches huge password reset hole that allowed anyone to hijack Steam accounts

After losing control of their Steam accounts, some gamers and Twitch streamers were definitely steamed. Valve blamed the account takeovers on a “bug,” but the vulnerability seemed more like a critical hole – an authentication pit –...

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Stagefright vulnerability lets criminals send malware by text

Vulnerabilities in Android's "Stagefright" code allows criminals to send malware to any user via text message -- and the user gets infected without even having to open it.

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Mac OS: How to uninstall Flash (and why we all should)

Adobe Flash needs to be put to sleep. It's the only kind thing to do.

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U.S. Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

The breached database was segregated from systems that hold census data.

They fought the law and the law won

Our newsfeeds are inundated with news about criminals breaching the security of various organisations. At times it may seem the good guys are not hitting back. Recent news stories show that perhaps everything is not going the way of...

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Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Even though Microsoft won't say if it plans to end its 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone, security experts have concluded that Patch Tuesday isn't going anywhere.

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More questions raised about Hillary Clinton emails

A government review has concluded that Hillary Clinton sent classified information through a personal email account while she served as secretary of state, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Feds look to bolster security for mobile devices used in health care

Healthcare providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets to access and transfer medical records and submit prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.

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Don't count on websites to hide your account info

Companies often fail to hide that an email address is associated with an account on their websites, even if the nature of their business calls for this and users implicitly expect it.

2 plus 2? 4 (or maybe 5 for large values of 2?)

Pilot fish moves into a subdivision that has a homeowners' association -- and when word gets around that he's a tech, his new neighbors have a request.

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Update: Researchers disclose four unpatched issues in the mobile version of Internet Explorer

The reports contain limited information, making exploit development hard and unlikely.

WordPress gets a patch for critical XSS flaw

Developers of the WordPress blogging platform have released a critical security update to fix a flaw that can be exploited to take over websites.

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Microsoft follows Google to crack down on revenge porn

A special Web form will allow revenge porn victims to report content they want removed from Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live

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Microsoft to make enterprise security tools available

Microsoft will be making two services generally available as part of the company's push to improve the security of businesses' data.

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